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FBI reopening probe into Broadwell’s access to classified documents
Hot Air ^ | November 14, 2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 11/14/2012 5:19:28 AM PST by maggief

At first the FBI probed the e-mails of Paula Broadwell and CIA Director David Petraeus from a suspicion of cyberstalking and harassment. They then dropped the probe after determining that the biographer of Petraeus had a personal relationship with him, even though they discovered that Broadwell had classified documents on her computer. After the entire probe went public and forced Petraeus to resign, FBI agents suddenly conducted a seizure of materials from Broadwell’s home — which the Washington Post reports comes from a belated curiosity into her possession of those classified documents:

The FBI is making a new push to determine how a woman who had an affair with retired Gen. David H. Petraeus when he was CIA director obtained classified files, part of an expanding series of investigations in a scandal that also threatens the career of the United States’ top military commander in Afghanistan.

Senior law enforcement officials said that a late-night seizure on Monday of boxes of material from the North Carolina home of Paula Broadwell, a Petraeus biographer whose affair with him led to his resignation last week, marks a renewed focus by investigators on sensitive material found in her possession.

“The issue of national security is still on the table,” one U.S. law enforcement official said. Both Petraeus and Broadwell have denied to investigators that he was the source of any classified information, officials said.

It is? That’s odd to hear, especially since law-enforcement officials appeared to make it plain earlier in this scandal that no charges would be forthcoming. The Post is rather surprised to hear this, too:

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; infogathering; navyseals; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi
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To: MestaMachine; maggief

Paula Broadwell, the author who allegedly had an affair with former CIA Director David Petraeus, is suspected of storing significant amounts of military documents, including classified material, at her home, potentially in violation of federal law.

A source familiar with case told ABC News that Broadwell admitted to the FBI she took the documents from secure government buildings. The government demanded that they all be given back, and when federal agents descended on her North Carolina home on Monday night it was a pre-arranged meeting.

Prosecutors are now determining whether to charge Broadwell with a crime, and this morning the FBI and military are poring over the material.

The 40-year-old author,... is cooperating and the case, which is complicated by the fact that as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Military Reserve she had security clearance to review the documents.

51 posted on 11/14/2012 9:58:31 AM PST by LucyT
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To: MestaMachine

Thanks for all your hard work~Hope you feel better quick!

52 posted on 11/14/2012 10:02:30 AM PST by ShadowDancer ("Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.")
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To: maggief

A little smoke and mirrors going on here:
From ABC

“...The FBI found classified material on a computer voluntarily handed over by Broadwell earlier in the investigation. ....”

Key word above is earlier. When was that? October 21? Wasn’t she cleared? Do we know where that computer was kept? I may have missed it, but has anyone stated classified info was found at her home computer?

Nothing is to be taken at face value.

53 posted on 11/14/2012 11:45:28 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Candor7
Why? Because there is something even worse than this...

Fact One:

1) Only the POTUS can authorize a CBA (cross border authority) command for a rescue mission in a foreign nation.

Plus Fact Two:

2) No rescue mission was attempted.

Equals Fact Three:

3) 0bama turned his back on 41 State Dept. and CIA employees refusing to issue a CBA command and went to bed so he could go to Las Vegas the next day.


Something to e-mail to every talking head, every Senator and every House rep.

54 posted on 11/14/2012 12:16:47 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: FamiliarFace

Don’t forget that Susan Rice, she of the “It’s all about the video” world tour, was Sandy Berger’s aide back when Bill Clinton bombed the aspirin factory in Sudan.

55 posted on 11/14/2012 1:12:57 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

OMG! I did not know that!

56 posted on 11/14/2012 4:46:14 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: MestaMachine

Please add me to the Benghazi ping list. Thanks

57 posted on 11/14/2012 4:54:18 PM PST by txnuke (Drip Drip Drip goes the eligibility questions. Vet the candidates.)
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